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Bell's palsy: A one sided muscle paralysis of sudden onset due to a problem with the facial nerve. See detailed information below for a list of 9 causes of Bell's palsy, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from damage to the 7th (facial) cranial nerve. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Bell's Palsy Information Page: NINDS)
Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from damage to the 7th (facial) cranial... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Bell's Palsy Information Page: NINDS)
A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of unilateral FACIAL PARALYSIS which progresses over a 2-5 day period. Weakness of the orbicularis oculi muscle and resulting incomplete eye closure may be associated with corneal injury. Pain behind the ear often precedes the onset of paralysis. This condition may be associated with HERPESVIRUS 1, HUMAN infection of the facial nerve. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1376)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Bell's palsy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Bell's palsy, or a subtype of Bell's palsy,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)
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Medical Conditions associated with Bell's palsy:
Facial weakness (64 causes), Facial paralysis (70 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Paralysis symptoms (385 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Paralysis (325 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
Symptoms related to Bell's palsy:
Facial symptoms (8109 causes), Facial numbness (25 causes), Smiling symptoms (88 causes), Cheek symptoms (104 causes), Cheek numbness, Paralysis (325 causes), Facial paralysis (70 causes), Facial nerve, Brain tumour (14 causes), Stroke (192 causes)
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